MINDEN — Planning should begin soon for the final design of a project intended to replenish groundwater in eastern Kearney County and possibly serve as a recreation area.
The Tri-Basin Natural Resources District board of directors awarded the design contract at its December meeting to E&A Consulting Group of Omaha. The proposed 62-acre Sand Creek Recharge Project reservoir would be about five miles east of Minden and around a mile north of Nebraska Highway 74.
Tri-Basin NRD officials were looking at three sites for a groundwater recharge reservoir project in eastern Kearney County during a public meeting in March 2010 at the Kearney County Fairgrounds. That discussion helped the NRD select the project site.
The Tri-Basin NRD includes Kearney, Phelps and Gosper counties.